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Norwegian Prime Minister: I want to join the EU!

March 18, 2016 4:46 PM
Prime Ministers: Beata Szydło (Republic of Poland) and Erna Solberg (Kingdom of Norway) in Oslo, February 2016

Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg in Oslo, February 2016, with Polish prime minister Beata Szydło

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg told the BBC that she would like Norway to join the EU citing its current lack of influence over decision making as the main reason saying:

"We are integrating the laws they are making for the single market…but basically we have left part of our democracy to Europe."

She also wanted the UK to stay in the EU and, when asked if the UK could retain access to the European single market without accepting migration said "To believe you'll get everything you want without giving something back does not happen in any political body."